Financial support: Technology brand HP has invited designers and architects to a series of talks discussing how forward-thinking design can better meet user needs.
The brand’s six webinars will cover a range of topics including changes in home design following the coronavirus pandemic, designing work environments, how drawing can be a powerful communication tool, sustainable beach homes and the impact of small everyday objects.
In the series, HP wants to show “how leading specialists help to create a better world through smarter design and construction“.
Swiss design studio Big-Game joined HP for the first webinar in the series, in which studio founders Augustin Scott de Martinville, Grégoire Jeanmonod and Elric Petit discussed “how everyday objects can enhance the spaces in which we live and work”.
The webinar details a selection of Big-Game furniture and products that reflect the studio’s ethos of improving living conditions through intelligent design and construction.
Robert Palomba, co-founder of interior design studio Palomba Serafini Associati, presented a webinar on post-pandemic living standard conditions.
In the talk, Palomba explores the changes in how we use our homes in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and how design can reflect evolving habits.
“A lot of people are starting to think differently about their homes,” he said. “It used to be just a place to sleep or shower before going out with friends.
Fernando Forete and Lourenço Gimenes, partners at Brazilian firm FGMF Arquitetos, conducted a webinar on the future of office design using their own architectural designs.
Forte and Gimenes discuss how workplace design has changed over the past decade and how architects can better meet users’ needs.
In a webinar entitled Balancing Digital and Natural, Olson Kundig Architects owner Kirsten R. Murray suggests that office interiors should incorporate natural design elements.
Murray explains that as the workplace becomes more digital, designers need to rethink how the work environment is designed and how important it is to connect with nature.
Lagos, Nigeria-based architect Tosin Oshinowo gave a lecture on the sustainable development of West African beach houses.
In the webinar, Oshinowo explores how gaining independence has influenced architecture in African countries, tropical modernist design, and projects from her studio, CmDesign Atelier.
Oshinowo explains how CmDesign Atelier’s beach house designs aim to “create comfortable spaces with passive maintenance systems while incorporating social sustainability”.
For the final webinar in the series, HP invited Two Worlds Design podcast host Hamza Shaikh to discuss the importance of drawings to spark conversation and “have a positive impact on society.”
In the talk, entitled “Drawing up positive change using architecture,” Shaikh explains how he uses drawing as a means of communication and details the progression from a sketch to a realized building.
Visit HP’s website for more webinars.
content of the partnership
This article was written by Dezeen for HP as part of a partnership. Find out more about the contents of the Dezeen partnership here.